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Researchers Focus on Heartland Virus Immunity

Heartland virus disease is a newly described disease affecting a handful of people in the Midwest.

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What's the Diagnosis? - Pediatric Papules

A concerned mother brought her 5 year old daughter in to the pediatrician with red papules on her face. Use VisualDx to confirm or help shape your diagnosis.

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Busy Busy Busy at CHC 2016

There are many ways you can learn about VisualDx and SMART on FHIR at Cerner Health Conference 2016.

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Effects of a Workplace Canine Companion: An Analysis at 2016 UNYOC

During the conference, Ms. Keenan and Ms. Ferrer presented a poster titled “Effect of a Workplace Canine Companion: Analysis of a Survey Evaluation of Employees,” featuring our office dog, Tobias.

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What's the Diagnosis? - November 7, 2016

A 50-year-old cattle farmer went to his doctor after returning from a 10-day tour of Australian ranches.

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Eczema's Connection to Infectious Disease

AD is a chronic, relapsing, pruritic condition that is often associated with allergic rhinitis and/or asthma.

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We could all do better. The case of symptom checkers vs. physicians.

A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine compared the diagnostic performance of online symptom checkers against actual physicians to see which had better accuracy. Physicians were correct 72% of the time, beating the computer tools by a 2-to-1 margin. Consumer symptom checkers are not designed to be replacements or even cognitive assistants for physicians. So here is a more apt headline: “Study reveals physicians do poorly in solving relatively easy medical cases.”

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The Value of VisualDx in Emergency Medicine

VisualDx understands the importance of speed and accuracy when it comes to making decisions in the emergency department.

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Why I Love Health IT: A Guest Blog

All this week, health care professionals have thrust health IT into the spotlight as part of National Health IT Week (September 26-30). As part of the health IT community, VisualDx is committed to patient safety and reducing diagnostic error through the use of its digital products. 

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Being Proactive about Sepsis

A 2011 CDC study shows sepsis on the rise. To be proactive, the CDC wants to combat sepsis at the patient level.

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